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County of Madera Small Business Pandemic Assistance Grant

MADERA – The County of Madera Board of Supervisors approved a Small Business Pandemic Assistance Grant program to help support small businesses located in Madera County, including the City of Madera and the City of Chowchilla. “This program affirms the Board’s commitment to use available resources to help ensure businesses in the County see a path to recovery from this ...

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Madera County Reports 43 New Cases; Total Rises to 1179

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials reported 43 more cases of COVID-19 today, raising the total number of cases countywide to 1179. As of 4 p.m. Friday, MCDPH is reporting 598 active cases — and 609 recoveries.A recently added note on MCDPH’s website states that due to state standardization under the new Cal CONNECT system, Madera ...

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Newsom: Hotspot Counties Must Start School Year Online

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that school in counties on the state’s COVID-19 watch list for more than 14 days must start the new school year with distance learning classes only. The governor outlined strict criteria for school districts to meet in order to offer traditional in-classroom instruction. The decision marks a change for the governor, who ...

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LAFCO’s July 23 Public Workshop Cancelled Due to Pandemic

BASS LAKE — The Madera Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) Public Workshop regarding the Bass Lake/North Fork Municipal Service Review that was scheduled to be held on Thursday, July 23 at 4 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers in Madera and at the Pines Resort at Bass Lake has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MCSO Updates Probe into Alleged Employee Misconduct at DSS

MADERA — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has issued a brief update regarding allegations that surfaced earlier this year regarding a former employee at the Department of Social Services who had not been properly forwarding “hotline” reports of potential child abuse for follow up investigation.“On the morning of November 7, 2019, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a telephonic report ...

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Supervisors OK $16M in COVID-Related Emergency Spending

MADERA — At their regular meeting Tuesday (July 14), Madera County supervisors unanimously approved a plan to spend $16.25 million in federal coronavirus relief funding. County Administrative Officer Jay Varney and Finance Director Joel Bugay led the effort to secure the emergency funding, which is designated for counties hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the spending plan approved by supervisors ...

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Patent Lawsuit Filed Against North Fork Biomass Project Partners

NORTH FORK — A lawsuit was filed late last week against North Fork Community Power and the two private companies planning to build a new 2-MW biomass plant in North Fork.The suit, filed July 9 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, alleges that the private equity partners in the North Fork Community Power project — Phoenix ...

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Helicopters to Conduct PSPS Drill Above Area This Week

OAKHURST — Helicopters will be buzzing area skies later this week when PG&E conducts a PSPS (Public Safety Power Shutoff) exercise above the Highway 41 corridor between Oakhurst and Coarsegold.PG&E will be conducting aerial inspections of its power lines during the one-day exercise, which will take place throughout the day on Friday, July 17. PG&E officials emphasized that power will ...

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Still No Sign of Missing Camper, Search Enters Second Week

MADERA COUNTY — The search has stretched into a second week for a camper who went missing over the July 4th holiday weekend in the Sierra National Forest above Bass Lake. “Your family is worried about you,” was written on a sticker attached by Forest Service officials to Sandra Johnsen Hughes’ car, which was found about two miles from her ...

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Madera County Reports 36 New Cases; Total Now 893

MADERA — Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) officials reported 36 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The latest cases, which include those confirmed both Thursday and today, bring the countywide total to 893.As of 4 p.m. Friday, MCDPH was reporting a total of 430 currently active cases — and 455 recoveries.Twelve people with coronavirus are currently hospitalized and ...

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